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WELCOME TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CANBERRA AND GOULBURN

We are one of the 23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia. Our diocese is a partnership of churches in 60 ministry units, numerous associated agencies and schools, covering most of south-east New South Wales, the eastern Riverina and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It stretches from Marulan in the north, from Batemans Bay to Eden on the south coast, across to Holbrook in the south-west, north to Wagga Wagga, Temora, Young and Goulburn.

TOP STORIES & ARTICLES

Pailthorpe’s Regional Lifestyle in Bungendore

Reverend Michael and Chloe Pailthorpe were recently featured in Regional Lifestyle Magazine - Queanbeyan-Palerang Feature. The piece highlights their ministry in Bungendore and...

Commissioning of Reverend Rick Lewis in Braidwood

Braidwood Parish’s new Priest-in-Charge was commissioned on Saturday, 22nd of August, in St Andrew’s, Braidwood. With COVID restrictions carefully observed, members of the parish...

The Gentleman Convict in Yass

Between 1788 and 1868 approximately 162,000 convicts arrived in the Australian Colonies from Britain. It is likely that someone reading this edition of Anglican News is descended...

Church Matters

Recently Associate Professor Bonita Sawatsky invited me to co-present about church engagements to a small group via ZOOM® in Canada. The invitation made me think. Does the...

Dinner with a Difference

It is a strong desire of Monica Short (wife of our Bishop, Mark) to support the spouses of staff in our Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn. A large part of the ministry of our...

Standing for Election in Faith

Bishop Mark asked if I would write about my experience as a person of faith standing for election. The simple answer is that putting yourself forward to represent and work for...

Building During a Pandemic

As church ministry was suspended from mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Wagga Anglican Church received the timely news that it had successfully received a NSW...

Profile of a Deacon – Heather Millard

‘Charlie 94 to Control ...’ It’s official, I’m now on active duty as a Chaplain for the NSW Ambulance Service. I don’t know what the day will hold, but I’m starting out with a...

Thank You to Two Diocesan Stalwarts

Two of the Diocese’s long-serving members have recently resigned: Archdeacon Brian Douglas from 10 August and Canon Gill Varcoe from 1 September. Bishop Mark, in the most recent...

Bishop Mark Writes … Responding to Tragedy

One of the gifts of the Christian faith is that we are able to recognize tragedy for what it is and what it isn’t. As I look back on my formative experiences as a young Christian...

COMING EVENTS

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel – 13-20 September 2020

  This week is the World Council of Churches designated World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. This year’s theme is ‘creative solidarity in common fragility’. The...